July 2021: Burruss Hall tree removal and replacement
Date: July 19, 2021
From the university arborist:
On July 24, 2021, two blue spruce trees flanking the front walkway of Burruss Hall will be removed.
The decision to remove the trees follows extensive examinations by the university arborist. The trees are experiencing a fungal leaf disease that causes tree decline and impacts the trees' structural integrity. The condition has been exasperated by the warm humid summers in Blacksburg; neither tree will receover.
Both trees will be replaced during the fall 2021 planting season with southern magnolia trees that are better suited for the site and climate conditions in Blacksburg.
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